I’m a social psychologist and quantitative UX researcher on the Protect and Care (PAC) team. Before joining Facebook, I earned my Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where my research focused generally on emotions, moral judgment, religious cognition, and mind perception. Now as a member of the PAC research team I analyze log data, design and analyze exploratory and experimental surveys, and implement machine learning techniques to measure and understand the difficult experiences people have on Facebook. I work with fellow researchers, data scientists, product managers, designers, and engineers to translate research insights into products aimed to provide compassion and support. When I’m not tackling research questions at Facebook HQ, you can find me hanging out with my family – my wife Amber and our three awesome boys.

Interests

Social psychology, well being, emotions, moral judgment, computational social science